Amanda Bynes Hairspray Interview

pAMANDABYNESGETSSOMEHAIRSPRAYEXCLUSIVEInterviewbyPaulFischerbrbrAmandaBynesremainsoneofHollywoodsmostsuccessfulyoungactresses.Abeautifulconfident21yearoldBynesportrayaloftheinitiallyquietPennyPingletonwhoserelationshipwithasnAfricanAmericanteenagerraiseseyebrowsinthemusicalfilmHairsprayisgettingraves.ThoughfirstintroducedtoaudiencesasateenfunnyfreshfacedAmandaByneshasdisplayedaveteransknackforcomedy.LikenedtoayoungLucilleBallorGildaRadnerByneswasbornandraisedinThousandOaksCaliforniaandspenthersummersatcomedycampwhichledtoherdiscoveryatagetenbyteenactorsturnedHollywoodproducersBrianRobbinsandDanSchneideratashowcaseperformanceatLosAngelesLaughFactory.TheproducersimmediatelytappedherasaregularperformerontheirNickelodeonyouthskewedsketchcomedyseriesAllThat1995in1996.brbrAfterherfirstseasonontheshowByneswasnominatedfora1997CableAceAwardandsubsequentlygraduatedtobecomethestarofherownselftitledNickelodeonseriesTheAmandaShow19992002ahybridofsketchcomedyandanimationinwhichsheplayedsuchcharactersasJudgeTrudyakidjudgewhoalwaysrulesinfavorofkidsMissEleganceawomanwhoatfirstglanceappearstoberefinedandclassyuntilyouspendafewminuteswithherandPenelopeTayntanobsessedadmirerofAmandaBynes.brbrBynesfirstfeaturefilmrolecamein2002oppositeFrankieMunizinthecomedyBigFatLiarplayingthewholesomegirlwhoaccompaniesMunizonhisquestforrevengeagainstthesleazyHollywoodproducerwhostolehisstudentpaperforablockbustermovie.LaterthatyearByneswastappedtostarinherownprimetimenetworkseriesoppositeJennieGarthontheWBsitcomWhatILikeAboutYou2002playingyoungHollyTylerwhossenttolivewithheruptightcareerwomansisterinNewYorkwhenherfathertakesajobinJapan.TheseriesfocusedonBynesflairforbroadphysicalcomedyandhermoresubtleslapstickstyleandprovedtobeareliableratingsgrabber.HernetworksparentcompanyWarnerBros.borrowedherandcastherinWhataGirlWants2003inwhichsheplaysanspiritedAmericanteenwhotravelstoLondontomeetthearistocraticfathershesneverknownandisplungedintostuffyBritishhighsociety.ThenintheanimatedfeatureRobots2005ByneswasthevoiceofPiperarobotwhobefriendsanidealistinventorvoicedbyEwanMcGregorafterhearrivestothebustlingmetropolisRobotCity.NowshesingsanddancesinHairsprayandtheactresstalked11withPaulFischer.brbrstrongPaulFischerstrongOneofthethingsIreallylikedaboutyouinHairsprayisyourmetamorphosisandthereseemedtobeanincrediblesexinessaboutyoutowardstheendofthis.WasthatsomethingyoubroughttoityourselfbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongYeahIdidthinkaboutitbecausemycharacterIthinkoutofeverycharacterinthefilmhasthemostcontroversialrelationshipwhichisthejunglefeveraspectthatatthattimewastabooandtothisdayIdontfindataboobutIknowpeoplestillsortofthingitsnotnatural.ImeanIveheardfromalotofpeoplebutformeIgrewuponaNickelodeonshowwhereitwasamixtureofblackandwhitekidsandIdontthinkanybodythoughtofitlikethat.ButyeahIthinkwithmyroleIstartedasthisinnocentgirlandthenIendupfallinginlovewiththeboyofadifferentrace.Ithinkitsgoodforyounggirlstoseemeinthatrelationshipsomaybethatllkindofopentheireyesandifanyoneeverhadanissueitwillremindthemthatitwas.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshairspray1.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongThatlinethatyoudothatwonderfullinethatyousingaboutImnow....brbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongNowIvetastedchocolateImnotgoingback.Thatsagreatline.Thatsnotmethatsallthewriting.Imeanitslikeitdoesntmatterwhoplaysititsagreatrole.Itssuchafunnytongueincheekkindofgreatrole.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongImeanyoudidstartoutinyourcareerofcourseasaveryyounginnocentchildwhenyoubeganinthisbusinessandyouveevolvedintoamuchmoreconfidentyoungbeautifulwoman.HowhasthattranslatedforyouingettingdifferentkindsofrolesandchallengesatthispointbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongOhImtwentyoneWellIguessIwouldsayithasanditskindoflikePennyinawaywhereshegrowsandforPennyitsinamoviebutformeitslikeovermylifeIhavebeenkindofgrowingupanditsfunformetoplaydifferentrolesanditsmuchmorefuntodothatthanplaythesamecharacterbutitshardtokindofconvincepeoplethatOhImtwentyonenowbecauseIwasknownforbeingayounggirlforsolong.ButImnotgoingtofindit.Imgrowingupandpeoplewillsee.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWhatkindofthingsareyoutryingtogetWhatarethechallengesyoufaceatthistimebrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongWellIdontreallyknowbutIthinkIjustwanttoseewhatoptionsIhave.Moviesaredifferentnowthantheyveeverbeenthemovieworldisdifferent.IfeellikestudiosliketomakemoviesikeBoratmorebecausetheresnoegoitslikejustwow.Itscheaptomakeandthentheydoreallywell.SoIfeellikethewholemoviestaraspectiskindofgettingblurrier.YouknowwhatImeanBecauseIfeellikesometimesbigmoviestarsdontnecessarilybringgoodboxofficeanymore.SoIthinkformeIwanttodorolesthataredifferentandhopefullychallenging.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongDoyourememberwhyyouwantedtobecomeanactorinthefirstplacebrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongYeahIthinkitsbecauseIlovedtoperformandIgetpurejoyoutofperforming.IjustlovesinginganddancingandIdidmusicalsgrowingupsobeingabletocomebacktoitwasreallysatisfying.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongHowdidyouhavetoretrainyourvoiceagainImeanwhatdidyoudotomaybeaccentuatethemusicalsideofyouthatyouhaventexploredinawhilebrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongWellIworkedwithacoupleofmusiccoachesoneinLosAngelesEricVetrowhosworkedwithtonsofsingerswhoarealsoactors.AndthenduringthefilmingwealltrainedwithElaineOverholtwhoisaverytalentedsingingcoachwhoworkedwithalltheactorsinChicagoanddidabunchofotherthings.Butjustlikeanythingelseyoujusthavetotrainandkeepgoingbackandpractisingandpractising.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshairsprayamanda1.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongMichellePfeifferwassayingthatgoodrolesforwomenarebecomingincreasinglydifficulttofind.WhatdoyoufaceasatwentyoneyearoldwomannowintermsoffindingcharactersthatareinterestingbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongFormeitsnotsomuchthatImtryingtoavoidplayingasexeduproleitsmoreabouttryingtofindrolesthataredifferentandinteresting.Soifitslikeasexeduprolethatdoesntmeanitcantbeinteresting.SoformeIjustwanttoplaysomethingthatisinterestingtowatchandinterestingtoplay.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongHowhaveyourperceptionsofactingchangedsinceyoustartedasakidbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongIguessIrealisemoreandmorethatitbecomesyourlife.YouhavetobewillingtochangeyourhairyouhavetobewillingtoflyawayanddoallthatanditssomethingthatIdontminddoingbecauseitssomethingIlove.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongDoesitaffectyourpersonallifebrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongDefinitely.IfImakeabaddecisionitcouldbepotentiallyinapaperandsoyouhavetoallofasuddenbecomemuchmorecarefulaboutthepeopleyoutrustorthepeopleyoubringintoyourlifeandthethingsyoudoforfun.Allthat.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongThereisagenerationofactorstodaywhogetahardtimebecausetheyrelabelledaspartygirls.Wewontmentionwhotheyare....brbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongIdontknowwhoyouretalkingabout.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongHowdoyouavoidmakingthosekindsofmistakesbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongIthinkthatisacaseofaverytalentedpersonwhoiskindofthrowingthetalentawaybynotIdontknowifitspeoplearoundthemorwhatfeedingtheiregoorwhatbutIfeellikeformeyoucantreallyjudgethembecauseyouhavenoideawhatsgoingonintheirlife.IguessIwatchandlearnandthinkWellImnotgoingtodothis.ImnotgoingtodothatlikemakealittlechecklistofthingsthatImgoingtosteerawayfrom.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongYouhadsuccessfairlyearlyon.Youcouldhaveventuredintothatsameworldofpartyinganddrugsandallthatsortofstuff.DoyouthinkitsafamilythingbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongIthinkyoubecomeyourparentsinawayThatsnotstuffthatyourebornwith.SoIfeellikeitdefinitelyallboilsdowntoyourparentsandifyourenotluckytohavesolidparentsorparentsthatdobadthingsthenthatsprobablywhyyoullenduphavingthesameissuesas.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshairspray2.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongDoyouknowwhatyouredoingnextbrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongYesIdidamoviecalledSydneyWhitewhichisbasedonSnowWhiteandtheSevenDorksincollege.SortofalltheselikedorkyguysandIjustkindofgointhereandSnowWhitethemwhichiskindoflikecleanthemupandgivethemtipsandstufflikethat.Itsincollegesothatonewasalotoffuntomake.AndthenotherthanthatIhaveoptionsImjusttryingtofigureoutwhatIwanttodonext.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWellitsnicetohavethoseoptions.brbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongYesitis.Andyougetoptionsfromyourinitialchoicesthatyoumakeandfromthelifeyoulead.IthinkifyouendupdoingthethingsthatyouweretalkingaboutbeforeitkindoflessensyouroptionswhichiswhyItrynottodothem.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongIsiteasyforyoutomakechoicesImeanareyoureallycarefulaboutthechoicesyoumakebrbrstrongAmandaBynesstrongIamverycarefulwiththechoicesImakebecauseIseehowitcanmakeorbreakyourcareer.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshairsprays.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignrightph3Hairsprayh3pstrongStarringstrongNicoleBlonskyJohnTravoltaMichellePfeifferQueenLatifahAmandaBynesChristopherWalkenJamesMarsdenZacEfronElijahKelleyBrittanySnowAllisonJanneyPaulDooleyJerryStillerbrstrongDirectorstrongAdamShankmanbrbrINTHEATRESJULY202007OriginallywrittenanddirectedbyfilmmakerJohnWatersin1988andthenputonBroadwaythecampmusicalHAIRSPRAYcouldeasilyhaverunitscoursewithviewers.Butthankstoplayfuldirectionflashycostumesoverthetopperformancesandapositivemessageofpeacethisnewestspinprovestobeyetanotherenjoyableincarnation.Setin1960sBaltimorethestoryfollowsaplumpyounggirlnamedTracyTurnbladplayedbyimpressivenewcomerNikkiBlonskionanamazingjourneyasherdreamofdancingonthepopularCornyCollinsShowbecomesareality.ThelocaltelevisionprogramisashinyspectaclespearheadedbyCornyCollinsJamesMarsdenagangofyoungdancersandproducerVelmaVonTussleMichellePfeifferaseductressicequeenwhosemanipulativewaysensureherdaughterAmberBrittanySnowgetsmorethanherfairshareofscreentimeasoneoftheshowsstars.WhenTracyshowsupatanopencallVelmacanbarelycontainherrageandsetsouttoridtheshowofTracyandthetalentedblackdancerswhomakeuptheshowspopularNegroDay.Thusbeginsawaroftalentandabattleforjusticewiththoseinfavorofintegrationmeetingmanyobstaclesalongtheway.brbrWhilelessouttherethanWaterssoriginalthefilmstillcontainssomeveryquirkyhumor.JohnTravoltaplayingTracysoverweightmothermayseemanoddconceptatfirstbutinthiscontextitworks.ScenesthatwouldordinarilybecheesyaremademoreinterestingduetotheodddynamicbetweenChristopherWalkenandJohnTravoltaplayingmanandwife.AsthetwodanceandwoooneanotherthestrangesmileonTravoltaslipstickedlipsandthegraceofWalkensdancingwillbesuretofascinateviewers.ViewersshouldalsowatchforcameosbyRickiLakeandbyJohnWatersasaBaltimorestreaker.WithallthewackycomedyitsofteneasytoforgetthatthemeatofHAIRSPRAYisabattleoverracialintegration.Thefilmmanagestocreatesometouchingmomentsinthemidstofsparklingmusicalnumbers.brbrp


 
 



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